Early in the pandemic, we were short on many supplies. One of those was hand sanitizer.
Small, craft distilleries stepped up because we asked them to, making sanitizer instead of booze. The FDA then required them to denature the alcohol so people couldn’t drink the sanitizer and avoid paying sin taxes on booze. That meant that their equipment would be contaminated, requiring the replacement of plastic and rubber parts and chemical cleaning of metal parts at great expense.
Now, the FDA has billed each of these craft distilleries for over $14,000 to register as drug manufacturers.
And thanks for answering the call when we needed you, now pay up.